Europe's tallest reaches completion

By Helen Wright06 July 2012

External work on The Shard, at 310 m the tallest building in Western Europe, has reached completion

External work on The Shard, at 310 m the tallest building in Western Europe, has reached completion in London, UK.

The completion of the exterior of Western Europe's tallest building, The Shard, was celebrated on 5 July in London, UK.

Designed by architect Renzo Piano and developed by Sellar Property, The Shard stands at 310m tall and has 95 storeys. The UK£ 430 million (€ 540 million) skyscraper is a mixed-use development comprising office space, residences, restaurants and the five-star Shangri-La Hotel. The building will also house the capital's highest public viewing gallery.

The Shard will also be open to the public from 2013.

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